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Join Date: Mar 2009
03-22-2013, 09:00 PM
Hmmmmm. This stinks.
I just dug my Win 7 Family Pack out, since Win 7 is on a bootable disk. It is on a DVD, not a CD so your external CD ROM is never going to be able to read it.
Have you considered Ubuntu? OK, next choice
I'll go look & see if there is a way to make a Win 7 bootable USB flash drive. While it is really easy in Ubuntu, I'm not sure how to do it in Win 7. You do have to select the USB as the boot device on start up for it to work. Maybe there is something in our Win 7 forum about it, back later.
Here it is, not as simple as Ubuntu but it looks OK;
Windows 7 USB Installation & Installation procedure
I hope it works for you.
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New Hampshire
03-23-2013, 04:42 PM
Microsoft has a tool to do this. How to create Windows 7 USB Boot Disk ~ Boot from USB
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